The Malayalam month of Chingam heralds a new beginning. The farmers across the state are happy with the monsoons and now it is time for sowing in Wayanad. Here's a look at some pictures from Wayanad when they started cultivation.
A small offering to the gods before they start work.
Then, it is time to work. A farmer throws paddy into the field.
Even though tractors and tillers are used, some farmers resolve to the old fashioned way. They say that the diesel leak could hamper the cultivation.
That does not mean that they do not use machines.
These will be planted by hand. And then they will pray for a decent harvest.
The tiffin carrier says it all. These workers are hard at work for producing food to feed not just themselves, but others too.
Once the seeds are sown, the farmers will hope for an ideal climate. And a bountiful harvest.